Appointment of Two New Company Directors to Headland Archaeology

Appointment of Two New Company Directors to Headland Archaeology

05 May 2009

Appointment of Damian Shiels, Operations Manager, Headland Archaeology Ltd.

Damian Shiels, the Operations Manager with Headland Archaeology Ltd has just been appointed Company Director within the organisation. Damian will continue as Operations Manager with Headland, one of the largest commercial archaeology companies in Ireland and Europe.  As Operations Manager, Damian is responsible for all aspects of management of Headland Archaeology (Ireland) services, including overseeing the work of the Post Excavation Manager, Field Operations Manager, Survey Manager, Graphics Manager, Logistics Manager, Consultancy Manager and Sales Manager

Damian joined Headland Archaeology in 2006 as Post Excavation Manager, following four years as an Assistant Keeper II in the military collections of the National Museum of Ireland. He has managed the Post Excavation for eight road schemes, as well as numerous smaller projects. Damian's principal research interest is battlefield archaeology, founding the Kinsale Battlefield Project in 2001.  

Damian holds a MA in Archaeology and Heritage from the University of Leicester, and BA in Archaeology from UCC.

Appointment of Ross MacLeod, Senior Archaeologist & Western Regional Manager, Headland Archaeology Ltd.

Ross MacLeod was recently appointed as Company Director of Headland Archaeology (Ireland) Ltd., one of the largest commercial archaeology companies in Ireland and Europe. He is currently running Headland's office in Galway.

Ross is the Senior Archaeologist with Headland, and gained experience in the role while working on a number of major archaeological projects in advance of road schemes, in addition to numerous smaller projects mostly in the west of Ireland. From these projects he has gained valuable experience in dealing with all levels of the commercial sector from Government bodies, NRA representatives and clients through suppliers, landowners and staff. 

Prior to joining Headland in 2006 Ross worked for a large multinational engineering consultancy as a Resident Archaeologist, responsible for supervising the works on the N6 Galway to Ballinasloe PPP Scheme. Before this appointment he worked for Galway County Council and a number of other Irish commercial archaeological companies. Ross became licence eligible in 2006. 

Ross holds a B.Sc (Hon) in Archaeology from Glasgow University.